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Luxury Tailor Made Travel

Tailor Made Thailand: Bangkok to the Beach


11 days from $9,395

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Discover the breadth of Thailand and its essential sites during visits to the shimmering, gold-plated Reclining Buddha in Bangkok, temple-rich Chiang Mai and the sun-soaked beaches of Koh Samui.

A&K Advantages

Experience the full scope of Thailand, including bustling Bangkok, the rice paddies of the north and the southern beaches

Embark on a boat ride along the Ping River in Chiang Mai, where you visit a Thai farmer’s house and discover the importance of rice, herbs and fish; Thai culture; and cuisine

Enjoy a two-night stay in Chiang Rai, Thailand’s Golden Triangle region, where you may opt for a range of activities, including a Northern Thai cooking class; a spa service; or the opportunity to pad your passport stamp collection on our Three Countries Tour, visiting islands in Thailand, Myanmar and Laos all within a single day

Enjoy a three-night stay at your beachfront luxury resort in Koh Samui

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
ARRIVE BANGKOK, THAILAND
Day 2
BANGKOK | BANGKOK OF OLD
Day 3
BANGKOK | CANAL & COMMUNITIES OF BANGKOK
Day 4
CHIANG RAI | RELAX & RECHARGE
Day 5
CHIANG RAI | A RANGE OF EXCITING ACTIVITIES
Day 6
CHIANG MAI | IN THE MAE RIM VALLEY
Day 7
CHIANG MAI | AMID TEMPLES
Day 8
KOH SAMUI | WATERFRONT BEAUTY
Day 9
KOH SAMUI | A DAY AT THE BEACH
Day 10
KOH SAMUI | A PARTING GLIMPSE
Day 11
DEPART KOH SAMUI

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
ARRIVE BANGKOK, THAILAND

Arrive in Bangkok, where you are met, and enjoy VIP arrival assistance before being transferred to your luxury hotel.

The Peninsula Bangkok
Day 2
BANGKOK | BANGKOK OF OLD

Continue on to explore Wat Po, one of the grandest and oldest temples in Bangkok and home to the enormous gold-plated Reclining Buddha. After lunch at a local restaurant, cruise through Bangkok's canals, a lively network of waterways teeming with commercial barges and whistling passenger vessels. Pass the striking Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), the morning sun reflecting from millions of colorful porcelain fragments embedded in the temple walls. Finally, dock to tour the Royal Barge Museum’s collection of elaborate royal sailing junks.

The Peninsula Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
BANGKOK | CANAL & COMMUNITIES OF BANGKOK

Explore the life of Bangkok’s meandering rivers and sleepy canals in some of the oldest parts of the city. Travelling on your private boat, cross the river into a quieter, lesser-seen part of town and alight at a local Buddhist temple for a stroll through an old residential district. Wander down a series of backstreets and alleyways to explore a 200-year-old Thai-Portuguese community that still holds onto the cultural heritage of their European trader ancestors. Then, hop back on your riverboat to visit a centuries-old wooden house on stilts, which has a vintage gallery and plenty of Old World charm.

The Peninsula Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
CHIANG RAI | RELAX & RECHARGE

Fly to tranquil Chiang Rai. Check in to your camp, which is set on a ridge overlooking the hills of Myanmar and Laos. Relax at leisure, spending your time here as you choose.

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
CHIANG RAI | A RANGE OF EXCITING ACTIVITIES

You may opt to explore the Golden Triangle during an aptly named “Three Countries Tour,” which offers insight into the cultures of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. With your passport in hand, pay visits to Tha Khi Lek, Chiang Saen and Don Sao Island. Or, partake in a hands-on culinary experience at Spice Spoons, where you learn the art of Northern Thai cooking. Alternately, opt to book a 90-minute spa treatment at your hotel.

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
CHIANG MAI | IN THE MAE RIM VALLEY

After a morning at leisure, enjoy lunch at your hotel before driving overland to Chiang Mai, stopping at the Blue and White Temples en route. Check in to your elegant hotel, tucked amid a working rice farm in the lovely Mae Rim Valley.

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
CHIANG MAI | AMID TEMPLES

Head out for an excursion to uncover the hidden life of the city, both past and present. Pass through the 13th-century city gate, and explore the old part of town. See the Three Kings Monument, and visit the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center. Later, learn about Northern Thai design at the Lanna Architecture Center. Next, discover Northern Thai specialties at Warorot Market. Take a boat ride along the Ping River to visit a Thai farmer’s house, and rediscover the basics of rice, herbs, fruits and fishing. Afterward, taste Northern Thailand’s signature noodle dish, khao soi, for lunch.

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8
KOH SAMUI | WATERFRONT BEAUTY

Transfer to the airport and fly to Koh Samui. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your resort property for a day at leisure. Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui sits on its own private beach and has villas with private infinity pools.

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9
KOH SAMUI | A DAY AT THE BEACH

Enjoy the amenities of Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, lounging on the private beach and taking a dip in your villa’s infinity pool.

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
Meals: Breakfast
Day 10
KOH SAMUI | A PARTING GLIMPSE

Take in one last day of relaxation at the resort, enjoying the views and amenities.

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
Meals: Breakfast
Day 11
DEPART KOH SAMUI

Transfer to the airport and fly to Bangkok, where you connect with your international departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Alternate hotels are available for this journey.

DISCOVER CREATIVE BANGKOK STREET ART TOUR

Explore Bangkok’s Creative District, an initiative breathing new life into a charming old neighborhood through architectural preservation and creative arts projects. Explore the area as the district’s cofounder reveals its cultural heritage, introducing local designers and artisans along the way. Visit colonial landmarks such as the East Asiatic Company and Customs House. Then, take a tuk-tuk (three-wheeled taxi) through Bangkok’s backstreets to discover fascinating street art, funky murals and chic boutiques. Meet with trendy designers and local entrepreneurs before boarding a water limousine for lunch at a distinctive riverside restaurant that occupies a converted jam factory.

THAI KICKBOXING LESSON

Learn the basics of Thai kickboxing as you train privately with a professional muay thai champion at The Siam Hotel. Punch, kick, elbow and knee your instructor’s pads, getting instant feedback as you train. Afterward, enjoy a rejuvenating steam and Thai massage at the hotel’s Opium Spa.

CYCLE BANGKOK

Explore Bangkok by bicycle, taking in the riverfront, local markets and a pagoda en route to Wat Arun, a dramatic temple illuminated by its sun-shimmering porcelain mosaic. Continue your cycling tour past the temple of Wat Rakhang Khositaram, the vast square of Sanam Luang and the Grand Palace. Pause for a leisurely stroll through the temple compound of Wat Pho. Conclude your ride in the city’s lively flower market, Pak Klong Talad.

DELVE INTO BANGKOK'S MARKETS

Set out on a whirlwind culinary adventure spanning the neighborhood market stands of Silom, a Chinatown ice cream shop, historic Nang Loeng Market and the organic produce hub of Or Tor Kor Market. Your adventure concludes at Chatuchak Weekend Market, a 27-acre expanse of open-air stalls peddling fruits, vegetables, antiques, clothing and just about everything else under the sun.

COMBINE YOUR JOURNEY

Extend your time in Southeast Asia by combining this journey with Tailor Made Cambodia: Angkor Wat or Tailor Made Laos: Luang Prabang.


Oct–Dec; Priced from $9,995
Jan–Apr; Priced from $9,395

Internal Air from $865
Bangkok/Chiang Rai; Chiang Mai/Koh Samui/Bangkok

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2020 travel, and subject to availability. 
Pricing reflects A&K's recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals and special events. International air not included. 

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